Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 282-296: Optimized Hierarchical Sliding Mode Control for the Swing-up and Stabilization of a Rotary Inverted Pendulum
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by Duc-Binh Pham, Quy-Thinh Dao, Thi-Van-Anh Nguyen
6d ago
Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 282-296: Optimized Hierarchical Sliding Mode Control for the Swing-up and Stabilization of a Rotary Inverted Pendulum Automation doi: 10.3390/automation5030017 Authors: Duc-Binh Pham Quy-Thinh Dao Thi-Van-Anh Nguyen This paper presents a study on controlling a rotary inverted pendulum (RIP) system using a hierarchical sliding mode control (HSMC) approach. The objective is to swing up and stabilize the pendulum at a desired position. The proposed HSMC controller addresses the underactuation challenge through a hierarchical structure of sliding surfaces. The particle sw ..read more
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Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 259-281: World Modeling for Autonomous Wheel Loaders
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by Koji Aoshima, Arvid Fälldin, Eddie Wadbro, Martin Servin
1w ago
Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 259-281: World Modeling for Autonomous Wheel Loaders Automation doi: 10.3390/automation5030016 Authors: Koji Aoshima Arvid Fälldin Eddie Wadbro Martin Servin This paper presents a method for learning world models for wheel loaders performing automatic loading actions on a pile of soil. Data-driven models were learned to output the resulting pile state, loaded mass, time, and work for a single loading cycle given inputs that include a heightmap of the initial pile shape and action parameters for an automatic bucket-filling controller. Long-horizon planning of sequentia ..read more
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Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 246-258: Development of a Programmable System Used for the Preparation of a Mixture of Flammable/Explosive Gases
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by Adrian Bogdan Simon Marinica, George Artur Gaman, Daniel Pupazan, Emilian Ghicioi, Florin Manea, Marius Cornel Suvar, Maria Prodan, Niculina Sonia Suvar, Gheorghe Daniel Florea, Robert Laszlo
1w ago
Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 246-258: Development of a Programmable System Used for the Preparation of a Mixture of Flammable/Explosive Gases Automation doi: 10.3390/automation5030015 Authors: Adrian Bogdan Simon Marinica George Artur Gaman Daniel Pupazan Emilian Ghicioi Florin Manea Marius Cornel Suvar Maria Prodan Niculina Sonia Suvar Gheorghe Daniel Florea Robert Laszlo In the present paper, the use of programmable microprocessors to develop a computerized stand for the preparation of a mixture of flammable/toxic/explosive gases in order to obtain mixtures at concentrations in explosive range ..read more
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Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 230-245: Comparative Analysis: Fractional PID vs. PID Controllers for Robotic Arm Using Genetic Algorithm Optimization
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by Ahmed Eltayeb, Gamil Ahmed, Imil Hamda Imran, Nezar M. Alyazidi, Ahmed Abubaker
2w ago
Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 230-245: Comparative Analysis: Fractional PID vs. PID Controllers for Robotic Arm Using Genetic Algorithm Optimization Automation doi: 10.3390/automation5030014 Authors: Ahmed Eltayeb Gamil Ahmed Imil Hamda Imran Nezar M. Alyazidi Ahmed Abubaker This paper presents a comparative analysis of a fractional-order proportional–integral–derivative (FO-PID) controller against the standard proportional–integral–derivative (PID) controller, applied to a nonlinear robotic arm manipulator systems. The genetic algorithm (GA ..read more
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Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 213-229: Real-Time Object Classification on an Enamel Paint Coating Conveyor Line Using Mask R-CNN
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by Tarik Citlak, Nelendran Pillay
2w ago
Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 213-229: Real-Time Object Classification on an Enamel Paint Coating Conveyor Line Using Mask R-CNN Automation doi: 10.3390/automation5030013 Authors: Tarik Citlak Nelendran Pillay The rising demand to efficiently acquire live production data has added more significance to automated monitoring and reporting within the industrial manufacturing sector. Real-time parts screening requiring repetitive human intervention for data input may not be a feasible solution to meet the demands of modern industrial automation. The objective of this study is to automatically classify ..read more
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Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 190-212: Design, Assessment, and Modeling of Multi-Input Single-Output Neural Network Types for the Output Power Estimation in Wind Turbine Farms
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by Abdel-Nasser Sharkawy, Asmaa Ameen, Shuaiby Mohamed, Gamal Abdel-Jaber, I. Hamdan
3w ago
Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 190-212: Design, Assessment, and Modeling of Multi-Input Single-Output Neural Network Types for the Output Power Estimation in Wind Turbine Farms Automation doi: 10.3390/automation5020012 Authors: Abdel-Nasser Sharkawy Asmaa Ameen Shuaiby Mohamed Gamal Abdel-Jaber I. Hamdan The use of renewable energy, especially wind power, is the most practical way to mitigate the environmental effects that various countries around the world are suffering from. To meet the growing need for electricity, wind energy is, nevertheless, being used more and more. Researchers have come to ..read more
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Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 176-189: Complex Scene Occluded Object Detection with Fusion of Mixed Local Channel Attention and Multi-Detection Layer Anchor-Free Optimization
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by Qinghua Su, Jianhong Mu
3w ago
Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 176-189: Complex Scene Occluded Object Detection with Fusion of Mixed Local Channel Attention and Multi-Detection Layer Anchor-Free Optimization Automation doi: 10.3390/automation5020011 Authors: Qinghua Su Jianhong Mu The field of object detection has widespread applicability in many areas. Despite the multitude of object detection methods that are already established, complex scenes with occlusions still prove challenging due to the loss of information and dynamic changes that reduce the distinguishable features between the target and its background, resulting in lo ..read more
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Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 151-175: Enhancing Quadcopter Autonomy: Implementing Advanced Control Strategies and Intelligent Trajectory Planning
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by Samira Hadid, Razika Boushaki, Fatiha Boumchedda, Sabrina Merad
1M ago
Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 151-175: Enhancing Quadcopter Autonomy: Implementing Advanced Control Strategies and Intelligent Trajectory Planning Automation doi: 10.3390/automation5020010 Authors: Samira Hadid Razika Boushaki Fatiha Boumchedda Sabrina Merad In this work, an in-depth investigation into enhancing quadcopter autonomy and control capabilities is presented. The focus lies on the development and implementation of three conventional control strategies to regulate the behavior of quadcopter UAVs: a proportional–integral–derivative (PID) controller, a sliding m ..read more
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Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 106-127: A Soft Sensor for Flow Estimation and Uncertainty Analysis Based on Artificial Intelligence: A Case Study of Water Supply Systems
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by Gabryel M. Raposo de Alencar, Fernanda M. Lima Fernandes, Rafael Moura Duarte, Petrônio Ferreira de Melo, Altamar Alencar Cardoso, Heber Pimentel Gomes, Juan M. Mauricio Villanueva
1M ago
Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 106-127: A Soft Sensor for Flow Estimation and Uncertainty Analysis Based on Artificial Intelligence: A Case Study of Water Supply Systems Automation doi: 10.3390/automation5020008 Authors: Gabryel M. Raposo de Alencar Fernanda M. Lima Fernandes Rafael Moura Duarte Petrônio Ferreira de Melo Altamar Alencar Cardoso Heber Pimentel Gomes Juan M. Mauricio Villanueva The fourth industrial revolution has transformed the industry, with information technology playing a crucial role in this shift. The increasing digitization of industrial systems demands efficient sensing and ..read more
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Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 128-150: Deep Learning-Based Detection and Segmentation of Damage in Solar Panels
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by Ayesha Shaik, Ananthakrishnan Balasundaram, Lakshmi Sairam Kakarla, Nivedita Murugan
1M ago
Automation, Vol. 5, Pages 128-150: Deep Learning-Based Detection and Segmentation of Damage in Solar Panels Automation doi: 10.3390/automation5020009 Authors: Ayesha Shaik Ananthakrishnan Balasundaram Lakshmi Sairam Kakarla Nivedita Murugan Renewable energy can lead to a sustainable future and solar energy is one the primary sources of renewable energy. Solar energy is harvested mainly by photovoltaic plants. Though there are a large number of solar panels, the economic efficiency of solar panels is not that high in comparison to energy production from coal or nuclear matter. The main risk inv ..read more
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